Kyiv. January 25. UNN. Chris Hipkins was sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st Prime Minister on Wednesday following the surprise resignation of Jacinda Ardern last week. It is reported UNN with reference to the Associated Press.
Hipkins, 44, vowed to get back to basics, focusing on the economy and what he called an “inflation pandemic,” according to The Associated Press. The new Prime Minister will have less than nine months before a “difficult general election”. Thus, opinion polls have shown that his Labor Party is lagging behind the Conservative opposition.
New Zealand Governor General Cindy Kiro held a brief swearing-in ceremony in front of her friends and colleagues after accepting Ardern’s resignation.
“It’s the greatest privilege and responsibility of my life,” Hipkins said at the ceremony.
Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern announcementwho is retiring.